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Elections - Result and Opinion...

Thursday May 5 2011



It could be all change at Barnsley Council tonight as the results of the election are soon to be announced.

Electors have been voting on a third of Barnsley's 63 council seats - and the results are being counted now at The Metrodome. The results will appear here once we have them - but in the meantime, feel free to join our debate about this year's election? Have you voted? Do you care? We're getting early feedback that turnout was especially poor - and we've even heard that one polling station didn't see 150 voters in a whole day....Your thoughts?

*** RESULTS ***




Central Ward (Rejected Votes = 12)




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Dyson, Martin
Labour
1577


Hetherington, Jack
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts
150


Hill, Elizabeth
Conservative
281


Krska, Damion
Barnsley Independent Group
263


Porter, Colin
British National Party
289




Cudworth Ward (Rejected Votes = 25)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Dyson, Kirk Stuart
Conservative
278


Hubbard, Terry
British National Party
444


Wraith, Charlie
Labour
2002




 
Darfield Ward (Rejected Votes = 0)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Burnett, David
British National Party
197


Hancock-Jones, Carmen
Barnsley Independent Group
1091


Key, Brian Michael
Labour
1541


Wilkinson, Gordon
Conservative
239




 
Darton East Ward (Rejected Votes = 16)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Hood, Joni
Liberal Democrats
117


Miller, Roy
Labour
1660


Needham, Garry Bradley
Conservative
363


Race, John
Barnsley Independent Group
894


Sutton, Sharon
British National Party
170




 
Darton West Ward (Rejected Votes = 34)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Burgess, Linda
Labour
2041


Sutton, Ian
British National Party
435


Watkinson, Clive
Conservative
769




 
Dearne North Ward (Rejected Votes = 0)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Gardiner, Alan
Labour
1665


Garner, Kurt
Barnsley Independent Group
501


Walker, Nathan
British National Party
246




 
Dearne South Ward (Rejected Votes = 26)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Buckley, Paul Edward
Conservative
207


Garner, Susan Elaine
Barnsley Independent Group
206


Hinchliffe, Raymond
British National Party
270


Sixsmith, Ralph
Labour
2183




 
Dodworth Ward (Rejected Votes = 23)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Brown, Alan
British National Party
222


Leech, Dave
Labour
1199


Perrin, Brian
Barnsley Independent Group
1564


Toon, Hamish
Conservative
494




 
Hoyland Milton Ward (Rejected Votes = 22)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


England, Sam
Conservative
314


Lipscombe, Barry
Barnsley Independent Group
1075


Riddiough, Kevin David
English Democrats - "Putting England First!"
290


Shepherd, Tim
Labour
1630




 
Kingstone Ward (Rejected Votes = 17)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Bowden, Geoff
Barnsley Independent Group
870


Pearson, Howard Grant
Conservative
193


Robinson, Peter John
British National Party
195


Sheard, Tom
Labour
1160




 
Monk Bretton Ward (Rejected Votes = 19)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Collins, Jane
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
452


Hubbard, Jane
British National Party
252


Pickering, Clive Melvin
Barnsley Independent Group
560


Sheard, Margaret
Labour
1292


Toon, Michael John
Conservative
135




 
North East Ward (Rejected Votes = 20)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Dashwood, Winnifred
British National Party
210


Devoy, Tony

122


Millner, Gill
Conservative
231


North, Dave
Barnsley Independent Group
1716


Sykes, Chris
Labour
1388




 
Old Town Ward (Rejected Votes = 23)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Barr, Andrew
Conservative
331


Cherryholme, Anita
Labour
1673


Curtis, John
British National Party
211


Love, John
Barnsley Independent Group
951




 
Penistone East Ward (Rejected Votes = 48)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Hand-Davis, Paul Francis
Conservative
2577


Hayler, Jill
Labour
1811




 
Penistone West Ward (Rejected Votes = 38)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Drewry, Mick
Independent
558


James, Paul
British National Party
195


Rusby, Ann
Conservative
1836


Starling, Peter John
Labour
1298




 
Rockingham Ward (Rejected Votes = 16)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Hill, George
Conservative
333


Lamb, Chris
Labour
1846


Shirt, Peter
British National Party
210


Sylvester, Steven
Barnsley Independent Group
1263




 
Royston Ward (Rejected Votes = 24)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Cheetham, Tracey Jayne
Labour
1570


Gouthwaite, Eddie
Socialist Labour Party
114


Harris, Paul Anthony
British National Party
113


Johnson, James
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
450


Wilkinson, Alex
Conservative
244


Wilson, Ben
Liberal Democrats
148




 
St. Helen's Ward (Rejected Votes = 11)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Platts, Jenny
Labour
1713


Walker, Dean
British National Party
261


Watkinson, Lesley Anne
Conservative
185




 
Stairfoot Ward (Rejected Votes = 19)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Dyson, Karen
Labour
1755


Harris, Susan Joy
British National Party
261


Pickering, Daniel
Barnsley Indepedent Group
622


Pilkington, Chris
Conservative
233




 
Wombwell Ward (Rejected Votes = 19)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Jenner, Keith Tony
Conservative
323


Parker, Shane John
British National Party
218


Townsend, Jane Arnot
Barnsley Independent Group
440


Wraith, Dick
Labour
1887




 
Worsbrough Ward (Rejected Votes = 14)
 




Candidate's Name
Party
Number of Votes


Barlow, Betty
Labour
1296


Cooke, Daniel
British National Party
246


Levitt, Raymond
Barnsley Independent Group
1061


Murray, Peter John
Conservative
244


Robinson, Terry
Socialist Labour Party
74





**UPDATED May 6 13.50PM ** We have now received the turnout information for those who requested it:


OVERALL TURNOUT

 

Local Elections   36.3%

Referendum       35.8%

 

TURNOUT BY WARD

 

Central             32.2%
Cudworth          33.7%

Darfield             38.2%

Darton East       38.1%

Darton West      39.3%

Dearne North     29.8%

Dearne South     32.3%

Dodworth          44.2%

Hoyland Milton   36.2%

Kingstone          31.1%

Monk Bretton     32.7%

North East         37.2%

Old Town          37.5%

Penistone East   48.2%

Penistone West  43.5%

Rockingham       42.2%

Royston            31.9%

St Helens          28.1%

Stairfoot           34.1%

Wombwell          33.3%

Worsbrough       38.7%


 

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Reply Posted by DemonWrangler on Thursday May 5 2011 at 22:00
I honestly think voting should be compulsory. People died so we can vote. People in other countries are still dying in order to have a say in the way their countries are run. Bottom line is - if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. Put up or shut up but don't throw away your right to vote and moan that it is pointless when YOU are the one rendering the democratic process pointless.

Reply Posted by Michael Short on Friday May 6 2011 at 00:20
If you don't vote, you spit on the the thousands that sacrificed everything to give us the vote.

You should be ashamed more as a Barnsley local because Barnsley was a stronghold for the movement to gain the emancipation of the working class.

I don't buy the "oh it won't change anything" excuse, voting is a necessity but that's not the end to your civic duties, you should be out campaigning on issues that effect you. If you don't think it matters if you vote or not, why are you not campaigning for a different electoral system like Proportional Representation? The only thing that doesn't change anything is not doing anything, that is the sole reason politicians are able to get away with things.

I believe people should be educated about politics at school, so many ignorant people are damaging our country.

Reply Posted by Nigelc44 on Friday May 6 2011 at 06:26
Why dont you run for parliment ??? ... everytime you make a comment , its very self opinionated !!!....It doesnt matter who you vote for....sheep will follow sheep. Nobody has got the balls to do anything different in BARNSLEY ....vote LABOUR in all the time, make false promisses & do sweet f/a to back them up !!!!

Reply Posted by Mazjh on Friday May 6 2011 at 08:10
Actually @98cecb815cff3fd545360d3f9e4636bb:disqus just before the last election in 2010 labour only had a single seat majority and were really concerned. We would ended up with a council with no overall majority - so actually people have got the balls to vote elsewhere. Perhaps the other mainstream parties havent got the balls to put up candidates who will campaign with passion about the town

Reply Posted by Michael Short on Friday May 6 2011 at 13:09
Because I'm 21?


Of course it's "self opionated", whose else opinion would I be arguing?


And like I said, I don't agree with our electoral system, that's why I campaign for Proportional Representation because our FPTP system is a shambles. But at the moment it's the best we have and people should participate in democracy, there's plenty of other countries that would love it if you weren't bothered about voting.


At a time when people in the Middle East are dying to simply have a choice in who governs them, I believe we should remember why it is important.

Reply Posted by Rwarburton on Tuesday May 10 2011 at 14:26
I agree that voting should be compulsory! I seem to hear the loudest people shout "what an utter disgrace" and then in the next sentence reveal that they did not vote as a matter of principal. Double stands.